http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/720542/posts Interesting article here. I recall seeing a biographical piece on Calvin Coolidge that mentioned his relationship with Hebert Hoover. Contrary to popular belief Hoover was not a laissez-faire business ideologist, but rather an engineer who thought he could work the economy like a tinker toy. Sort of an American version of the Soviet âEngineer of the Economy.â For those tendencies, Coolidge used to refer to Hoover as âThe Wonder Boyâ. Interesting read.